The Good Egg: Life Lesson From The Stoics
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Good Morning, Good Eggs! Today’s newsletter is about specific life lessons learned from our ancient ancestors.
A friend recently forwarded this article to me, “6 Lessons From Stoic Philosophy That Can Make Your Life Better Today” by Ryan Holiday. I’ll be discussing different parts of it over the next week and a half. Here is a quick summary of one of the life lessons.
1. Find a Mentor: find someone or a few people whose characteristics, qualities, beliefs, values, or actions you admire. Learn from these people. Holiday states, “The Stoics knew that life is hard and requires help. We need guidance from those who are further ahead on the path.”
Life is hard. We are all dealing with our own challenges. Having a mentor in life is important.
So how do we find a mentor? This is a difficult question because it can be answered in many ways. Some of us look-up to prominent people in history, some of us look to religious figures, and some of us look at people we know firsthand. We can look at friends and family as mentors.
We also don’t need just one person. For example, you may admire one person’s work ethic and another’s selflessness. The people you choose as your mentors will help you to embrace these values in your own life.
Don’t be afraid to reach out and find that mentor.
-The Good Egg 🐣